Esophageal leiomyoma enucleation after two laparoscopic hiatal surgeries
Epublication WebSurg.com, Feb 2011;11(02). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3216
Esophageal leiomyomas probably account for 70% of all benign tumors of the esophagus. Surgical removal is indicated for symptomatic patients or for a tumor with a progressive increase in size. This is the case of a 36-year-old patient, who had previously undergone a laparoscopic operation for Nissen fundoplication for GERD, in whom an incidental leiomyoma of the distal esophagus was discovered.